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    Sign away right to sue

    Would this really fly in court even if they were found negligent? Or, is it really to warn off the sue happy folks mostly?

    Something tells me I really do not want to sign away all rights....

    http://www.gojump.com/release_form.pdf


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    Wow, thats one of th tightest release forms Ive seen. Lawers are good at finding loop-holes, but thats giving away a lot of your rights.

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    I wouldn't sign it.... but if they are found negligent then I don't think it matters what you sign

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    If you don't want to sign it, don't get on the ride.
    It doesn't have anything to do with "giving away your rights"

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    Don't worry about it. The whole first paragraph is to cover their ass over your physical condition. There is no contract that can sign away a negligence claim. Just because you sign something does not make it legally binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCHeel View Post
    Just because you sign something does not make it legally binding.
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOdude View Post
    Really?
    Really. Ever heard the saying Null and Void?

    In law, void means of no legal effect. An action, document or transaction which is void is of no legal effect whatsoever: an absolute nullity - the law treats it as if it had never existed or happened.

    The term void ab initio, which means "to be treated as invalid from the outset," comes from adding the Latin phrase ab initio (from the beginning) as a qualifier. For example, in many jurisdictions where a person signs a contract under duress, that contract is treated as being void ab initio.

    A contract is null from the beginning if it seriously offends law or public policy in contrast to a contract which is merely voidable at the election of one of the parties to the contract.

    Signing away any recourse to negligence offends law and public policy.

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    Yes, NCHeel is correct. You cannot sign away your rights to sue. "Waivers" are something that is used to show the courts that the event you are entering may be dangerous, just to show that you acknowledge that point. I'm involved with the SCCA (auto racing) and was President of the local Porsche club for many years and we always have people sign waivers for any events (wether a high speed track event or a leisurely tour on the public streets). But we also know that doesn't prevent anyone from suing and you are not giving up your rights to sue.

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